Special Issue "Image-Guided Medical Robotics"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Zion Tse

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States
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Interests: image-guided therapies; computed assisted surgeries; precutanous procedures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Image-guided medical robotics has been significantly advanced with the help of robotic technologies, as can be witnessed from numerous industrial and research outcomes. Various robotic platforms have been proposed and developed to further reduce the invasiveness of robot-assisted surgery, accelerate recovery, improve patient quality of life, and increase accuracy and precision of cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, there are still challenges to implementing robotic technology in image-guided therapies, such as the design of workflow, control, sensors, actuators, and materials for specific clinical applications.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to present papers addressing state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in image-guided interventional software and hardware technologies, and to discuss potential challenges from the clinical point of view. Particularly, emphasis is being placed on researching and developing medical robots that address clinical pain points, and successfully translate from benchtop to bedside, making real impact in hospital settings.

Assoc. Prof. Zion Tse
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • MR-, CT, Cone Beam CT, Ultrasound-guided needle insertion devices
  • MRI compatible surgical robotic systems
  • Image processing for needle and tissue visualization
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in image-guided therapies and image-based diagnosis
  • Augment reality, mixed reality and smartphone applications in image-guided therapies and image-based diagnosis
  • Robotics-assisted needle steering
  • Robotic endoscope and catheter, medical image processing
  • Actuators and sensors for needle deflection measurement
  • Design of workflow, control, sensors, actuators, and materials for specific clinical applications
  • Path planning and feedback control for needle steering
  • Needle modelling, tissue modelling and needle-tissue interaction modelling
  • Modelling, design, and fabrication of steerable needles
  • Steering of continuum-style robots for minimally-invasive surgery
  • Clinical translation issues

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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